PAUL VERHOEVEN Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Paul Verhoeven                                                             
Born: 18 July 1938 Amsterdam, Netherlands                                       
Paul Verhoeven (born July 18, 1938) is a Dutch                                   
film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He filmed in both the           
Netherlands and the United States. Explicitly violent and sexual content are     
trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films. He is best known for     
directing the American feature films RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic 
Instinct (1992), and Starship Troopers (1997).                                   
Turkish Delight (1973) received the award for Best Dutch Film of the Century at 
the Netherlands Film Festival. His films altogether received a total of 9       
Academy Award nominations, mainly for editing and effects. Both RoboCop and     
Total Recall won an Academy Special Achievement Award. In contrast, his film     
Showgirls (1995) was poorly received and won 7 Golden Raspberry Awards, but has 
become a cult film over time.